When should Duckbills be replaced?

When should Duckbills be replaced?

Duckbills (duck valves) If you pump less than 3 times per day, replace every 2-3 months. Note: To extend the life of your valves, Spectra recommends avoiding washing valves in the dishwasher.

When should a duck valve Spectra be replaced?

Spectra duckbill valves should be replaced every 4 to 12 weeks. Spectra flanges and milk collection bottles should be replaced every 6 months or if they look dirty. Spectra pump tubing should be replaced immediately if it looks dirty or contains mold.

What is a duckbill drain?

The duckbill valve allows water to drain from the evaporator case and minimizes dirt entrance into the system. The duckbill also minimizes entrance of bypass air into the system.

How long do duckbill valves last?

Spectra duckbill valves should be replaced every 4 to 12 weeks.

Do you need to replace duckbill valves?

Duck valves (1-3 months) Once daily expressing or less: You should expect to replace these once-piece valves every 2-3 months. Frequent expressing: You’ll need to replace these about every 3-4 weeks.

Why is milk getting in my pump tubing?

There’s condensation in my tubing. If you notice moisture in your tubing, leave your tubing attached with the pump still running while you store your breast milk after you’re finished pumping. This will allow any condensation that has formed from the natural results of humidity to dry in the tubing.

How long are duckbill valves good for?

What is an umbrella valve?

Umbrella valves are elastomeric valve components that have a diaphragm shaped sealing disk or an umbrella shape if you like. These elastomeric components are used as sealing elements in backflow prevention devices or one-way valves or check valves, in vent valves or pressure relief valves and in metering valves.

What are duckbill valves used for breast pump?

The Spectra Duckbill Valve Set is designed to increase suction and provide better output during Breast Pumping sessions while preventing backflow contamination. Each duckbill valve is one-piece making it easier to clean and lasts longer.

How do you know when to change duckbill valves?